Walsh Catalog 2021-2022

Walsh

Management, Master of Science (MSM)

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree focuses on advancing a student’s understanding of the nuances associated with leading and managing people in modern organizations. The MSM incorporates selected elements of the Master of Business administration curriculum, providing a common body of knowledge in graduate business education, and then goes a step further by focusing on one of two specialized areas of knowledge and skills within the management discipline; human resources and strategy. As a result, the MSM provides a concentrated study of both the modern principles and practical skills necessary for success in the current and future complex organizational environments, whether public, private-sector or non-profit.

The MSM consists of 10-11 courses for 30-33 semester credit hours. The MSM degree requires a minimum of 18 semester credit hours of core and concentration credits in residence at Walsh. The MSM is available as a dual degree with the MBA.

Program Requirements

Online Course Orientation
The free and no credit Moodle orientation (MDL*001*R1) is mandatory for all students. MDL*001*R1 must be taken prior to the start of the first course.

MSM Foundation Course

MGT 502FOUNDATIONS FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS

3

MSM Core Courses

MGT 600ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND LEADERSHIP

3

MGT 601DESIGN THINKING

3

MGT 603EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION MAKING

3

MGT 604LEADING ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

3

MGT 606COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR CONTEMPORARY ORGANIZATIONS

3

MGT 611MANAGING FIRM RESOURCES

3

MGT 685STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF THE ENTERPRISE

3

Concentrations – Select one

Human Resource Management

MGT 555GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

3

MGT 558MANAGING EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING

3

MGT 562STRATEGIC GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

3

Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship

MGT 540STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS

3

MGT 555GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

3

MKT 550MARKETING FUNDAMENTALS

3

Strategic Leadership

MGT 546ORGANIZATIONS AS COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS

3

MGT 547STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN, STRUCTURAL, AND RELATIONSHIP CAPITAL

3

MGT 548STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION

3

General Management

Choose 3 courses from the approved MSM electives listed below.

MGT 540STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS

3

MGT 546ORGANIZATIONS AS COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS

3

MGT 547STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN, STRUCTURAL, AND RELATIONSHIP CAPITAL

3

MGT 548STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION

3

MGT 555GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

3

MGT 558MANAGING EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING

3

MGT 562STRATEGIC GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

3

MKT 550MARKETING FUNDAMENTALS

3

MSM Additional Electives (if needed)

Choose from the approved MSM electives listed above.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the prescribed requirements to graduate with a master’s degree from Walsh.

  • Complete the program of study within a period of 60 calendar months (five years) from the initial date of course enrollment (as designated by the first semester attended on the student’s Walsh transcript). Extensions to this time requirement will only be granted upon review of the request by the chief academic officer or designee.
  • Students are limited to no more than 6 semester credit hours of courses in directed study, practicum and/or internships.
  • Earn a minimum 30 graduate semester credit hours, which may include up to a maximum of 12 semester credit hours of advanced standing, therefore requiring 18 semester credit hours of core and concentration credits in residence in the MSM program.
  • Earn a grade of “C” (2.000) or better in each course counted towards graduation.
  • Achieve a cumulative grade point average of “B” (3.000) or better within the degree requirements at Walsh.
  • Students preparing for graduation must file an official Application for Graduation Form with the Records and Registration office. Students can make an appointment with an academic advisor to review graduation requirements.
  • Students can view their degree completion progress any time by logging into Self-Service for Students through the portal and clicking on “My Progress.”